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    Levit & James software

    I just followed a link from an ad in a Woodys' publication to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.levitjames.com>Levit & James</A> advertising a suite of software including CrossWords (WordPerfect to Word), CrossEyes (gives 'Reveal Codes' in Word), Stylizer (for using styles) and CrossFingers (to repair damaged Word docs).

    Has anyone come across/used these, and if so what is your opinion of these utilities, please? They look quite useful if they work as promised ...
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    Re: Levit & James software

    Supposedly, Stylizer is one of the best utilities for adding styles to documents that don't already have them. I haven't used it, though.

    I've run a demo on CrossWords before, and I thought that it did a fine job (for the price) of converting documents from Word Perfect to Word. Personally, I thought that <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsystems.com/docxchange.htm>Microsystem's DocXchange </A> did a better job, but it was a LOT more expensive.

    I've never seen CrossEyes in action, so I can't give you any info on that one.

    I've also run a demo on CrossFingers, mainly to fix documents that wouldn't go through CompareRite properly. It worked pretty well, fixing about 9 out of 10 "uncomparable" documents. We ended up not spending the money on that product because (thanks to the help of a couple Loungers) we were able to create a macro to strip the text out of a document and paste it into a new blank document, keeping the same document name and path. That was free, and CrossFingers was not. Neither solution worked 100% of the time, but the cut-paste macro worked more frequently than CrossFingers. Of course, CrossFingers preserves far more formatting than the cut-paste method.

    If you want to talk more about any of this, just let me know.

    Becky

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    Re: Levit & James software

    Many thanks for your comments - they help a lot! <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: Levit & James software

    See also <!post=Conversion WP to Word (Levit James Crosswords),448464>Conversion WP to Word (Levit James Crosswords)<!/post>

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    Re: Levit & James software

    <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> You mean the software BerylM mentioned in her original post, <big>3
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: Levit & James software

    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Levit & James software

    > Come on, Chris, keep up!!
    I am, John, I am! I've had XP for over a month, now.


    If CrossWords could cope with numbered paragraphs back then, it ought to be upgradedly-good by now, right?

    I pasted the link at the foot of Beryl ("at Beryl's foot?") in case anyone found her thread and wanted to read any follow up.

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    Re: Levit & James software

    <hr>I've had XP for over a month, now<hr>Soooo... would that be 98XP, or have I still not caught up yet? <img src=/S/snail.gif border=0 alt=snail width=21 height=17>

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    Re: Levit & James software

    OK. What's going on here? Have I committed another boo-boo like not recognising Hans'' leg-pull? I really do have WinXP/OfficeXP. I posted a link to my thread, in Beryl's thread, merely to provide a forward link. Have I committed a gaffe and am i, as usual, too stuped to see it?

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    Re: Levit & James software

    No, I'm just having a go at myself here Chris. I do actually still use 98 and still consider it great and new. I won't budge to .NET either. I tend to hang on for grim death before being coerced into an upgrade.

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    Re: Levit & James software

    > I do actually still use 98

    Odder and odder. This afternoon i reinstalled 98/97 on an old 20G drive, just so i could witness the difference in Word's conversion filters. I'm now looking at the possibility of a little DOS batch file that wioll effect a switch between conversion methods 97/2000/XP, since the filter sets are quite different.

    I had meant for some weeks to reinstall a simple system so that i could, periodically, test updates to VBA made in XP against an older system.

    I'm brain to hear that my glad isn't going after all.

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